Category: Planning the Move

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How to Downsize Efficiently When Moving from House to Apartment

Posted in How-to,Planning the Move on July 27, 2021

One of the top five reasons people relocate is because they want to change their home or apartment. But shifting from an apartment to house is easy while moving from house to apartment demands certain modifications in lifestyle, habits, and mainly in the number of things we own. Downsizing from a house to an apartment is an emotional and difficult task, but it is still something people do all the time.

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What to Get Rid of When Moving – A Guide to Decluttering

We live in a society that loves their stuff, and boy, do we own a lot of things. Because household goods cover 73% of every move, figuring out what to get rid of when moving will be an excellent way to cut some losses. But saving money shouldn’t be the only reason for home decluttering. It is good to get rid of some stuff once in a while. And what is a better time to do so than when cross country moving?

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How to Prepare for Movers in Just a Couple of Steps

The moving industry employs more than 122,500 people, and there are 7,000 moving companies in the USA. And like in any professional interaction, there are things movers would like you to do before they arrive. Knowing how to prepare for movers will make relocation easier not only for you but for your movers as well.

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What You Should Know About Moving Expenses Deduction

Posted in Moving Essentials,Planning the Move on July 5, 2021

If you’re planning on moving across the country, it’s natural to look for ways to cut down on costs. That’s why you’re probably wondering, “are moving expenses tax-deductible?” Since the latest overhaul in 2017, most taxpayers are not eligible for moving expenses deduction, but some alternatives are still available.

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How to Protect Items in Storage Units – From Choosing a Facility to the Best Packing Tips

Posted in How-to,Moving Tips & Tricks,Planning the Move on June 30, 2021

If you don’t want your storage facility to look like the Lestrange Vault at Gringotts crammed from floor to ceiling, accessible solely with the help of a cunning goblin and impossible to be navigated without the use of advanced magic, our guide on how to protect items in storage units is for you. This process might appear dreary and tiring, but with our practical suggestions and tips, you’re guaranteed to finish it off with flying colors and in high spirits.

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This Checklist Will Make Moving to a New Home a Breeze

Posted in Moving Essentials,Planning the Move on June 15, 2021

There are numerous things you need to do before moving to a new home in order to have a lucky new beginning, as Feng Shui rules say. According to these rules, you should buy your house a gift and leave your old broom behind so that bad luck doesn’t follow. But even if you are not superstitious, you still have to do a lot of things before relocating to your future residence.

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Is Moving to a New State Something to Be Afraid of? Not if You Prepare Properly

Posted in Planning the Move on June 15, 2021

When considering moving to a new state, you are probably wondering how to do it effortlessly and in the fastest way possible. The most important thing is not to panic and knowing that you’re not alone in this. Each year around 7.5 million Americans move across the country, and most of them have a successful move because they started on time and had a good plan.

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14 Things You Forget to Do When You Move That Should Be on Every Checklist

Relocating your home can often appear as a whirlwind of tasks coming at you. Having so much on your mind certainly justifies all the things you forget to do when you move. There’s even a famous Murphy’s law, reminding us that all future problems are not just possible but inevitable. In its simplest form, it states: “If anything can go wrong, it will.” Even though Captain Murphy didn’t speak of the moving industry, we can easily imagine how these timeless words of wisdom relate to it.

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Is Moving Without a Job Possible? It Is if You Know How to Live on a Budget

Many of us think moving across the country is an expensive adventure that requires a lot of savings in advance. This is partially true. You must have some amount of money, especially if you’re moving without a job. However, it’s not impossible. With the right moves and cutting some expenses, your dream can come true even if you don’t work at the moment.

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Want Your Cross-Country Relocation to Go Smoothly? Here’s Who to Notify When Moving

Whether you have already relocated or it’s your first time, you probably already know that it’s one of the most stressful events in life. To be able to run through this process smoothly, it’s crucial to know who to notify when moving to avoid any unnecessary tension down the road.

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